Biggin Hill students go green for anniversary garden challenge
PUBLISHED: 12:49 07 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:49 07 October 2013
Biggin Hill students have been thrown a gardening gauntlet by their deputy head teacher to celebrate their school's 40th anniversary.
Youngsters at Charles Darwin School, in Jail Lane, were tasked with transforming a plot of land into a miniature Eden with just a £20 budget.
Each year group took on the challenge, laid down by deputy head Louise Rees, and it was Year 7 that were declared the winners by Paul Cooling, chairman of Coolings Nurseries Limited, based in Kent.
The transformed plot featured a colourful flower arrangement, pebbles with students’ names painted on and a terracotta pot displaying the year the school opened.
Mr Cooling said: “It is inspiring that so much has been achieved in such a short space of time. We are involved with over 200 schools in one way or another, but Charles Darwin School is the first secondary school to hold a garden competition like this.
“In coming to this decision I paid particular attention to the number of students actively involved in creating the garden.”